Falling Objects

Aggressive Advocacy for Employees Injured by Falling Objects

Protecting the rights of workers throughout Tennessee

Business owners and managers have an obligation to keep the workplace safe for their workers. But on construction sites, in warehouses and even in retail stores, the chances of an unsecured object falling on top of you can be high – especially if the proper safety precautions were ignored by your employer or coworkers. Objects that fall from even a few feet above can cause serious injuries to workers, and you could face mounting medical bills and lost wages because of them.

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm in Nashville, we’ve stood by workers injured on the job since our inception. Our founder, Rocky, experienced first-hand what it’s like when an injured worker is denied compensation, and what kind of stress that can cause the worker and his/her family. At our firm, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice and compensation for our clients. If you or your loved one was injured by a falling object, you can trust in us to protect your rights and your future.

Falling objects are a leading cause of death in the construction industry

Danger falling objectsWhile any worker may be injured by a falling object, a tragic number of construction workers lose their lives because of these types of accidents; in fact, OSHA lists falling objects as the second leading cause of death in the industry. Every year, workers are seriously injured or killed because of:

  • Unsecured beams
  • Defective or malfunctioning machinery
  • Unsecured hand tools
  • Improperly stored products or tools
  • Loose containers or materials
  • Accidents involving lumber or felled trees
  • Poorly built or maintained mines and extraction shafts

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, hundreds of workers are killed each year because of falling objects. The construction industry sees the most amount of injuries and fatalities, but farmers, miners, foresters and warehouse workers are also at risk.

The effects of a traumatic injury

One of the most important things to remember is that not all injuries are immediately evident. If you’re struck by a steel beam, you’ll likely see the effects straightaway – but if a drill falls on you, it might take a little while for the consequences of the injury to show. Workers injured by falling objects could develop blood clots, suffer nerve damage or endure fractured bones, and may develop problems with communication and motor skills if the object causes a traumatic brain injury. This is why it is crucial that you seek medical attention if you’ve been injured at work.

But after you see a doctor, make the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm your next stop. Our workers’ compensation attorneys understand how serious being hit with a falling object can be, and we know what kind of consequences you may face if you don’t get the help you need. We walk you through the process of filing for workers’ compensation, and fight on your behalf if your employer fights your claim. We refuse to back down until you get the compensation you need to get started on the path to recovery.

Dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys on your side

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm in Nashville, we focus on protecting the rights of the injured. Being struck by a falling object can cause irreparable consequences if you go without proper treatment. We fight aggressively to ensure that you get the treatments you need. Please call 888.619.4765 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team. In addition to Nashville, we proudly serve clients in Murfreesboro, Memphis, Knoxville, Kingsport, Hendersonville, Columbia and Chattanooga.

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What Clients Say About Us

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude…”

"5 stars! I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and all the attorneys who handled my case from The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm for your excellent representation in my case. Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks for your outstanding professionalism, expertise, and legal consultation."

Eddie H.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
2015-02-06T16:39:03+00:00

Eddie H.

"5 stars! I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and all the attorneys who handled my case from The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm for your excellent representation in my case. Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks for your outstanding professionalism, expertise, and legal consultation."

“…You are not just a number, but a name.”

"5 stars! This is the greatest Law firm I have ever seen. They make you feel like you are being taken care of and you are not just a number, but a name. They are very concerned with your every need. Rocky we love your LAW FIRM!!"

Mary T.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
2015-02-06T16:39:44+00:00

Mary T.

"5 stars! This is the greatest Law firm I have ever seen. They make you feel like you are being taken care of and you are not just a number, but a name. They are very concerned with your every need. Rocky we love your LAW FIRM!!"

“Rocky McElhaney Law firm is filled with great people…”

"5 stars! If you’re looking for a team of great attorney’s, then you’ve reached the ones and no longer need to search. Rocky McElhaney Law firm is filled with great people that are empathetic, and will fight for you like they are fighting for themselves! Call them up and see for yourselves!"

Phillip H.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
2015-02-06T16:37:49+00:00

Phillip H.

"5 stars! If you’re looking for a team of great attorney’s, then you’ve reached the ones and no longer need to search. Rocky McElhaney Law firm is filled with great people that are empathetic, and will fight for you like they are fighting for themselves! Call them up and see for yourselves!"

“You and your staff again are amazing…”

"As much as I love all the "thank you's" my friend is giving me for recommending you, I of course cannot take all the credit. You and your staff again are amazing and when I can, I wil refer you always. My friend is overwhelmed (her exact words) for how well you took care of her and her daughter."

Kerry W.

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2015-02-06T15:32:17+00:00

Kerry W.

"As much as I love all the "thank you's" my friend is giving me for recommending you, I of course cannot take all the credit. You and your staff again are amazing and when I can, I wil refer you always. My friend is overwhelmed (her exact words) for how well you took care of her and her daughter."

“We could never begin to thank you for all of your help.”

"We could never begin to thank you for all of your help. We always refer folks to you and will continue as you are, “The Man!” We treasure your friendship and are so proud to say that Rocky McElhaney is our lawyer!"

Bobby and Beck P.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
2015-02-06T15:33:42+00:00

Bobby and Beck P.

"We could never begin to thank you for all of your help. We always refer folks to you and will continue as you are, “The Man!” We treasure your friendship and are so proud to say that Rocky McElhaney is our lawyer!"

“Rocky McElhaney Law Firm went above and beyond the call of duty “

"5 stars! To whom it may concern: Rocky McElhaney Law Firm went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to handling my case. Rocky McElhaney and Russell Belk were there for me 100% of the way."

Linda S.

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
2015-02-06T15:34:24+00:00

Linda S.

"5 stars! To whom it may concern: Rocky McElhaney Law Firm went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to handling my case. Rocky McElhaney and Russell Belk were there for me 100% of the way."
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